|11-20-2012 12:28 PM|
|11-20-2012 12:18 PM|
|11-20-2012 12:01 PM|
brown bear scat will often be the color of the local berry plants.
black bear will also have some berry and small animal fur mixed in.
grizzly bear scat will have all of the above along with some clothing, bear bells and will smell like pepper spray. hope this helps.
|11-20-2012 11:56 AM|
|11-20-2012 11:36 AM|
Rocket Dog ... I PMd Frankie about this because I was getting confused (some days, it really doesn't take much!)
He provided me with the clarity that I was so obviously lacking! I'm right in that it is a prohibited weapon against people (d'uh!!! no kidding), BUT I can get it if I am going hiking / camping, and I don't need a permit.
Living in the capital of the country with more laws and by-laws than people, I'm actually impressed that I could purchase it!
Still, I don't need it, last I checked we didn't have too many bears in the city! And if i do see one, there's a nice long list of people that I would just invite over ... making sure the bear sees at least one of them!
|11-20-2012 11:25 AM|
Kyleigh, I would call one of the national parks up there and ask. It just seems so odd to me that they would prohibit bear spray for hikers! Here in Glacier, Yellowstone, Teton NP, or any of them, they not only strongly advise bear spray, they sell it!
Anyhow, my DH and I just sing a few dumb songs every once in a while (think Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island), and every 4-5 minutes he or I will let out a loud yell, stuff like that. We also talk quite a bit. We actually packed in to a well-populated lake (bear population, I mean) on the opening day of bear season and met several hunters who were there because last year there were 6 black bears there on that weekend, oops! Of course we saw none, but I truly think it's because we try to be loud and make our presence known.
|11-19-2012 06:11 PM|
|11-19-2012 05:35 PM|
|huntergreen||2 years ago two cubs climbed a tree next our deck while the dogs were out. mama bear then climbed up on the deck. kyraa was the only one that listened to a recall. bear spray saved the day.|
|11-19-2012 04:07 PM|
How do you go about desensitizing a dog to gunshots? Shotguns are a lot louder that handguns, if he does well with one, would he do well with the other? I was thinking about taking Bear to the place where my DH skeet shoots, we do have a new shotgun that I have not fired yet (I'm kind of chicken to)
We're not hunters so I doesn't really matter all that much, but it would be nice if the dog was fine with the sounds.
|11-19-2012 03:56 PM|
|Jag||I think I need to do some research and find out if there are any bears where we're moving. I'm hoping not. Too big of a chicken!|
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